I cried at work today in that weird way that I do when I cry in front of people who are not Aiden. I end up with what’s called “flat affect”, or severely reduced emotional expression, as tears run down my cheeks. It tends to creep people out. I got yelled at a lot as a kid, and one person in particular used to accuse me of crying “crocodile tears” to make them feel bad for yelling at me. I found that I got yelled at less if I was able to keep a straight face and quietly apologize and try to convince them that I wasn’t doing it on purpose.